Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Location: Auburn, CA (Exact location given after sign up)
Living with Rattlesnakes is a 4 hour informational class (with a 1 hour intermission/ bring-your-own-lunch break) to help educate the community on all things rattlesnake! Snake expert and researcher Mike Cardwell will present a lecture and PowerPoint program (featuring his own award-winning photography) on the biology, ecology and natural history of rattlesnakes. Mike will provide a fascinating look into the private lives of rattlesnakes, how to avoid problems with them and the latest recommendations for first aid for bites. He will answer your questions and dispel myths about these interesting but dangerous animals. Mike will bring a live rattlesnake from his current field study and safely anesthetize it after lunch for processing, allowing attendees to get an up close look at a creature that normally causes fear… Click here to read more!
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